Gatari Amavasya Feast -Menu and Recipes!

Gatari Amavasya Menu-
Gatari Amavasya Menu- Check out this mouthwatering array of foods perfect for the feast! Links with detailed recipes given below. They are listed clockwise from the top, finishing with teh Kerala egg roast in the center. Yum!

Gatari Amavasya, celebrated mostly in Maharashtra, India, is the no moon day before the beginning of Shravan, the holy month in the Hindu calendar.

To me, Gatari Amavasya seems similar to Fat Tuesday. Many people observe the holy month by abstaining from non- vegetarian foods. So, they feast on Gatari Amavasya, the day before the holy month begins.

When I thought of writing this post, I  was curious to find out more about the history of Gatari Amavasya. My dear childhood friend, Geeta, must have read my mind, as she sent me some information about it at the same time!

This amavasya (no moon day) is also called Deep Amavasya. Deep means lamp. It is the day to clean and polish the lamps, worshiping the lamps themselves. In Hinduism, as in some other religions, lamps and light are revered. Lit lamps give us light over darkness, which in Hinduism also signifies knowledge over ignorance. As the holy month begins the next day, these lamps would be used all month long, so looking at it practically, this festival is so well designed!

Back to the word Gatari Amavasya. The word gat-ahari means the foods of the past. My interpretation, based on my limited knowledge, is that it means eating Saatvik, simple vegetarian food, as described in Ayurveda, during the month of Shravan and eating indulgent foods of the recent past one last day. Hence the feasting before the holy month  begins.

Growing up, I don’t remember Gatari Amavasya celebrations to be big. But now it seems to be another reason for a grand party and many restaurants have advertisements for an ‘all you can eat buffet’ especially catered for Gatari Amavasya!

So here is Indfused’s menu and recipes for Gatari Amavasya!

 

Broiled Stuffed Indo Mexican Jalapenos

 

Non- fried, gluten free,stuffed jalapenos with an Indian spiced potato and pea filling that is cheesy, crunchy, spicy and yummy!
Indian fusion recipe-Cheesy, crunchy and ooh so good Broiled Stuffed Jalapenos!

Tandoori Chicken Masala Stuffed Bread- Two easy ways!

Indian fusion, quick and easy recipe for tandoori masala rotisserie chicken and Mexican cheese stuffed in two types of breads #Rhodes #Kraft cheese
Tandoori Masala Chicken Stuffed in a S shaped bread and in hollowed out two feet long freshly baked French bread

Malvani Masala Feijao with Shrimp

Authentic Indian heirloom recipe for Malvani masala and the feijao curry with shrimp. Serves 6. easy step by step recipe.
Malvani Masala Feijao (beans) with Shrimp- an authentic heirloom recipe

Tandoori Honey Lime Chicken

Tztandoori Honey lime chicken
Tandoori Honey lime chicken- perfect for your bbq

Murg Saagwala- streamlined !

Murg Saagwala- streamlined easy recipe!

Mango Mastani

Mango Mastani topped with Avocado Gulkand Ice cream !!
Mango Mastani topped with Avocado Gulkand Ice cream !!

Easy Peasy Spring Pullav

Easy Peasy Spring Pullav with green peas and a hint of mint.
Easy Peasy Spring Pullav with a hint of mint!

Chicken and Asparagus Pullav – A one pot meal

Chicken and Asparagus Pullav

Paan Truffles with Gulkand Centers

#paantruffles
Paan Truffles with Gulkand Centers

Indian Spiced, Juicy Chicken Burgers with Mango and Red Pepper Chutney!

Indian Spiced Juicy Chicken Burger

Kolhapuri Chicken Lonchey- A quick and skinny version!

Simplified, shortcut, skinny recipe for a distinctly flavored tangy ,spicy Indian chicken entree, made using skinless boneless rotisserie chicken breast meat.
Kolhapuri Chicken Lonchey- a quick and skinny version!

Kerala Egg Roast

Kerala egg roast is an iconic dish with boiled eggs in a delectable curry. Easy step by step instructions. Serves 2
Kerala Egg Roast

Enjoy everyone!

Love,

Sandhya

 

 

 

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  1. Thanks for sharing the history of Gatari Amavasya with us dear Sandhya! So nice to know and so much to learn about our ancient history, customs and food! Every dish here is mouthwatering, especially the stuffed mirchis!!! Yumm!

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